UPDATE: It has been found that this infinite is only possible against Robin, as Zero Suit Samus does not gain the height off of a footstool upon Robin like she gets against other characters.
Although the game has only been out for less than a week in Japan, players with their hands on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS have already jumped on the opportunity to find as many \”broken\” factors in the game as possible. Thanks to a recent video posted to Youtube, a dreadful discovery has been made – Zero Suit Samus has an infinite footstool combo.
An \”infinite\” refers to a combination of attacks in a fighting game that can be repeated indefinitely until the victim character dies, the time runs out, or the initiator drops the combos. In most cases, these infinite combos are a sequence of attacks that can be looped together with precise execution and cannot be broken by the victim (unless the game has a combo-breaker feature, for example).
Here, we see Zero Suit Samus performing this infinite combo on opposing character Robin. The Zero Suit Samus player uses a combination of her stun specials and footstooling (jumping on an opponent’s head, which causes them to tumble if used in the air or freeze in place if used on the ground). Because you cannot \”tech\” a footstool (hitting the shield button to grab the ground to right yourself, much like you can after being hit by an attack), the footstooled opponent is forced to stand straight up after being bounced upon. This allows the Zero Suit Samus player to re-stun, footstool again, and repeat the process over and over.
In the previous game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a few characters had similar infinite combos. Diddy Kong, for example, could infinite opponents with a single or both bananas, while the notorious Ice Climbers could infinite the entire roster with their unique grab mechanics.
This Zero Suit Samus infinite is certainly on the grounds of being patched out, but it remains to be seen if and when Nintendo decides to step in and fix the issue. They already have some problems to take to task, though, such as the misinformed banning of players using Peach online in For Glory mode.